The Libyan Intervention and Responsibility while Protecting

Mallory, Conall and Wallace, Stuart (2016) The Libyan Intervention and Responsibility while Protecting. In: Evaluating the Impact of R2P- 10 years on: An idea whose time has come and gone?, 22nd April 2016, University of Lincoln.

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Abstract

In the aftermath of the contentious NATO-led intervention in Libya, Brazil introduced the novel concept of Responsibility While Protecting (RwP) which sought to address some the major misgivings which had arisen in Libya. Although greeted with an initial energetic response, the RwP has since lost momentum. In this paper we reappraise the merits of the RwP concept and look at how some of the problems with the intervention in Libya stem from the intervening States’ opposition to upholding human rights obligations during military operations. We argue that a more coherent and positive approach by intervening States to their obligations can breathe greater credibility into the RtoP doctrine as a whole. Moreover by fulfilling these obligations States can demonstrate their commitment to the human rights foundations upon which the RtoP is founded and thus offset criticism that they are intervening for purposes other than humanitarian protection.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > School of Law
Depositing User: Conall Mallory
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 15:14
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 08:21
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/29047

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